October 11, 2008

Video: Ringer and Hoyer discuss big road win

EAST LANSING - Spartan seniors Javon Ringer and Brian Hoyer had plenty to smile about after Michigan State's decisive 37-20 win over No. 22 ranked Northwestern.

Ringer rushed for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Hoyer completed 14 of his 20 passes and threw for 169 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.

"I felt that I played well and Javon was getting a big work load," said Hoyer. "They were bringing a lot of guys up, so we had to take advantage of it. That's how this offense is. We came out, got hot quick, and we were able to move the ball. I think what really helped us out were the turnovers. We had great field position all day. Glenn Winston did a great job returning that kick. I felt comfortable out there, and we came in knowing they would try and take away Javon, so there were some holes for us to hit."

Ringer was impressed with Northwestern's

"Northwestern has definitely been playing tremendous defense this year," said Ringer. "They have been playing with a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm. My offensive line and I knew that we had our work cut out for us and knew they would bring a lot of guys into the box.

Ringer had the 17th 100-yard game of his Spartan career at Northwestern. That number ranks second in Spartan history behind Lorenzo White, who totaled 23 during his Spartan career.

Ringer's 124 yards gives him 1,112 yards on the year. Ringer is the first back since T.J. Duckett to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.

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